English Civil War Society

English Civil War Society

Sexey’s Hospital – 400

18th and 19th May 2019

Citizens of Bruton – The Marquess of Winchester’s Regiment in the English Civil War Society is helping to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the founding of Sexey’s Hospital.

From 11.00am to 5.00pm each day – expect to see civilians and soldiers in seventeenth century clothing in the gardens of the Hospital and around the town.  There will be displays of period medical activities and life of the common people and soldiers.  Our Chaplain will be in the Chapel on Saturday 18th (only).

Will you support the King’s troops as the town did in the 1600s?

Come and hear about religious practice in 1619 in the Hospital Chapel on 18th May.

Batcombites to raid Bruton

25th and 26th May 2019

Secure your doors and windows!  The Batcombites are planning to raid Bruton again – as they did on 24 February 1641!

The English Civil War Society will re-enact this event as part of the Bruton 400 celebrations.  A ‘Living History’ village will be in the field next to Lusty Bridge and Budgens at the West End of Bruton 11.00 am to 5.00 pm – representing the townspeople of Bruton in the 1640s.

Saturday 25 May at 3.15 pm  A mob of Batcombites enter Abbey Field where the Bruton militia will be assembling to defend your town.

Sunday 26 May, after the Parade through the town organised by the Bruton Community Partnership, watch the skirmish again.

Look at the seventeenth century activities in the Living History – 11.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Come and cheer on your Militia and drive the Batcombites back to their own homes.

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